Monthly Report – February 2022

The Minority legislators submitted and voted on a resolution recognizing March 13-19, 2022 as Sunshine Week in Rensselaer County.  This national initiative promotes the importance of open government and the free flow of information from government to county citizens, ensuring that our government is accessible, accountable and open and void of the dangers of secrecy. The free flow of information from government to the people instills trust and confidence in our democracy.  Now, more important than ever!

The legislature approved the negotiations and execution of Energy Performance Contracts for the Rensselaer County Courthouse and for the county storage facility in Schodack for necessary upgrades regarding electricity, ventilation, and heating and cooling systems. These upgrades are long overdue and will provide energy efficiencies for both buildings.

The Legislature also approved several contracts for the Hudson Valley Community College renovation construction project of the Guenther Enrollment Services Center and the Fitzgibbons Technologies Center.

Last week, the Minority Office sent individual letters to our Assembly members and Senators, as well as DEC Commissioner Seggos urging their support for the closure of the S.A Dunn & Co. Landfill.

NEXT MEETINGTuesday, March 8, 2022 in the Rensselaer County Chambers located on the 3rd floor of the Ned Pattison Government Center, 1600 7th Avenue, Troy.

PUBLIC FORUM – Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

Residents are welcome to contact our office at 518 270-2890.    &    follow us on Facebook: “Rensselaer County Legislature – Democratic Team”